Industries

Nuclear

NovaTech has a long history in nuclear industry. The founders of the company worked with the star wars projects of the early 80’s. Over time, NovaTech’s expertise and staff has expanded to allow for extensive fuel design and nuclear facilities support services.

NovaTech specializes in design, analysis, testing and manufacturing services for the nuclear industry. The company has supported efforts to analyze new nuclear reactor designs, such as space power and propulsion, and new generation modular reactors. In addition, engineers have designed and manufactured hardware and tooling.We maintain an NQA-1/10CFR 50 compliant QA system, and routinely design and manufacture to the requirements of NUREG 0612 and ANSI N14.

NovaTech supports the nuclear suppliers, nuclear utilities, EPRI, DOE, and other industry groups with the design, analysis, fabrication, testing and licensing of commercial nuclear fuel assemblies. Company engineers also develop advanced fuel performance computer codes for the nuclear fuel industry, perform fuel failure assessments and solve fuel fabrication related problems.

Examples of the work we do in support of  the  nuclear industry:

  • Piping analysis
  • Structural analysis
  • Thermal analysis
  • Lifting Beams
  • Auxiliary Work Platforms
  • Inspection and Repair Tooling
  • Full Scale Mock Ups
  • Shipping Containers
  • Nuclear Fuel Upending Equipment
  • Fuel assembly and fuel rod mechanical design, development & analysis
  • Fuel assembly and fuel rod T&H design & analysis
  • Core seismic analysis
  • Fuel assembly handling (drop) analysis
  • Prototype fuel assembly fabrication
  • Fuel assembly component FEA & ASME B&PV Code evaluations
  • Fuel assembly component mechanical tests
  • Fuel assembly test facility design, fabrication & operation.
  • Fuel assembly test rig instrumentation, data acquisition & data reduction software ( LabView)
  • Fuel assembly test planning, test procedures, testing & reporting
  • Fuel assembly fabrication process development & automation
  • Fuel assembly fixturing and assembly tooling design & fabrication
  • Fuel assembly lifting rig design, fabrication & testing
  • Shipping container design, fabrication & testing
  • Fuel performance code development, assessments, benchmarking & documentation
  • Irradiated fuel sipper design, analysis & fabrication
  • Fuel failure assessments
  • Licensing document preparation
  • Fuel fabrication facility conceptual design
  • Fuel assembly reconstitution tooling design, fabrication & testing
  • Design review

Aerospace

NovaTech supports the aerospace industry, NASA, and the USAF with design, analysis, fabrication and testing services primarily related to solar, nuclear and chemical rocket engines, and high temperature power sources.

Examples of the work we do in support of the aerospace industry

 

  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Fluid Analysis
  • Mechanical Design
  • Nuclear Rockets
  • Solar Rockets

Defense Products

NovaTech supports the defense industry with complete manufacturing program management. From sourcing raw materials to final assembly and shipping, NovaTech has the experience to provide critical parts and assemblies to the defense industry. Our engineering, QA, and project management groups work with our network of vendors to keep projects on schedule and within budget.

Examples of the work we do in support of the defense industry

 

  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Program Management
  • Automation Equipment
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Controls
  • Shipping Containers
  • Process Development
  • Product Development

Industrial

As NovaTech has grown, its reputation as a quality engineering and manufacturing facility has spread beyond its core business areas. Currently 15% of sales are now in industries other than Nuclear, Aerospace and Defense. NovaTech possesses unique manufacturing and engineering expertise that is outside the capabilities of standard machine shops and automation houses.

Examples of the work we do in support of the research and industrial industry

 

  • Mechanical Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Program Management
  • Automation Equipment
  • Fluid Analysis
  • Contract Manufacturing
  • Piping Analysis
  • Lifting Beams
  • Presses
  • Mechanical Design
  • Auxiliary Work Platforms
  • Controls
  • Shipping Containers
  • Process Development
  • Product Development

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • “The equipment you provided has delivered time savings and improved safety in our fuel receipt operations. We look forward to working with NovaTech in the future.”

    Gary Ruppe, Duke Power

  • “Thank you for your excellent engineering support. NovaTech displayed a wide range of expertise in supporting this project.”

    Rod MacRae, Harris

  • “NovaTech demonstrated that a hand picked, in-house team of highly motivated engineers can outperform large organizations with far vaster resources.”

    Colonel Henry Pugh, Director, Space and Missiles Technology